Planning consent has been for Rebellion Film Studios to expand its film-making capacity into a huge new facility.

Rebellion is one of Europe’s largest independent cross media studios, producing content across video games, film, and TV production as well comic book and fiction publishing.

Its Didcot film studio will now expand into the former Harmsworth Printing Building in the town.

The planning consent allows for the demolition of two existing print buildings and erection of two new buildings, which will add 4673m² of purpose-built space. Rebellion Film Studios is one of the first studios to incorporate games, TV, and film production to offer innovative opportunities for storytelling across genres and mediums.

This considerable expansion of its facilities will enable Rebellion to extend its capabilities further.

Brian Mitchell, Head of Rebellion Film Studios said: "After several years working on a range of film productions at all the major Studios across the UK and Europe, we’ve been able to draw on that knowledge and incorporate it into the design and development of the Didcot site."

The planning consent has been secured by Carter Jonas in Oxford.

Nicky Brock, partner said: "After initially acting as land agent for Rebellion Film Studios’ purchase of the Didcot site several years ago, we are very pleased to have achieved planning consent for this important extension.

"In particular, we are delighted that through working closely with the Vale of White Horse District Council in the pre-app and planning application stages, we have been able to avoid pre-commencement conditions, meaning that work can start on site without the delay which usually follows the granting of planning permission."